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Scarce Copper

Scarce Copper
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Copyright: Seyfi Karaman (KOMSIS) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-07-25
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D300, Nikkor AF-S 105mm VR f/2.8G + TC14EII
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/320 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-12-29 9:12
Viewed: 3240
Points: 62
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
2011 ...
New Year,
New hope and
New Beauties ..
Happy New Year!


Lycaena virgaureae (Linnaeus, 1758)
Scarce Copper

Turkish Name: Orman Bakır Kelebeği.

Distribution in Turkey:Be seen everywhere in Turkey.Is not seen in some parts of the Aegean coast.

Distribution in the world : All live in Europe and Asia.

Living Area: High mountains of butterflies.Average height of 1000-2000 meters, the mountain slopes and forest openings in the water head.

Flight time: July-August months between.Depending on the climate and conditions that have been observed flying until the middle of September.

Food Plants of the caterpillar: Rumex (Labada) with plant species in the genus

Description-Notes: Wings of Gold and white spots are the most prominent feature.In bright-orange color on the wings of male individuals. The remote even noticeable.Female individuals, the kind with wings above brown spots are easily distinguished.

Wingspan: 30-36 mm long.

Similar Species:
·Large Copper-Lycaena dispar (Haworth, 1803)
·Purple-shot Copper-Lycaena alciphron, (Rottemburg, 1775)
·Sooty Copper-Lycaena tityrus (Poda, 1761)
·Purple-edged Copper-Lycaena hippothoe,(Linnaeus, 1761)

Baytaş A., 2007. A field guide to the butterflies of Turkey, NTV Yayınları, Istanbul.P.48


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Perfect photograph of an immensely beautiful butterfly

Hi Seyfi,
Great photo of this beautiful butterfly. Colours, sharpness and composition are brilliant.
Happy New Year!!

Hi Seyfi.
Impressive photo. The composition, the colours, the POV, the BG and the sharpness are excellent.
My best wishes for the New Year, Christodoulos

Hallo Seyfi,
what a fantastic macro shot of the Scarce Copper, outstanding sharpness, the colour tones are marvellous, excellent lateral POV and composition
Happy New Year to you and your family
Ciao Maurizio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-12-29 9:58]

Hello Seyfi,
Excellent and very beautiful photo of this Scarce Copper in great sharpness, details and colours. Taken from an ideal POV in a pleasing composition. Beautiful contrasting blurred BG.
A Prosperous and Healthy New Year,

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-12-29 10:03]

Hello Seyfi,
A wonderful capture of the Scarce Copper showing details very sharply and the colours look beautiful against the smooth background. Very nicely framed too!
TFS and Happy New Year! Best wishes, Ulla

hello Seyfi
wauwh this is a beauty of a picture
great sharpness good details and the colours are beautyful
great shot
greeting lou

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2010-12-29 10:56]

Hi Seyfi.
Happy New Year and all the best to you. Thanks for amazing close-up. Pictured butterfly is very beautiful and its details are simply great. Exposure is superb. Every colour tone is reproduced perfectly. Tiny flowers are also reproduced excellently. Well done.

Seyfi bey merhabalar,
Yeni yılın bol kelebekli günler getirmesi dileklerimle:))
Selamlar Saygılar

Ciao Seyfi, Happy New Year 2011 to you too, great macro of lovely little butterfly with fine details, wonderful colors and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-12-29 11:47]

Hi Seyfi,impressive close-up of a butterfly of my prefered family,fantastic colors,sharpness and composition.I wish you all the best for the new year! Luciano.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-12-29 12:32]

Merhaba Seyfi,
A very nice macro of L virgaureae feeding in the closed wing pose. The sharpness, colours and composition against a nice contrasting BG are excellent.
Thanks and Happy 2011!

Hello Seyfi,
Splendid capture with superb details and good focus.
Excellent clarity and nice colors. Fantastic background with good POV. Very good exposure and sharpness.

Hello Seyfi,
Beautiful butterfly with fine sharp details, lovely colours and excellent OOF BG. Well done!
I wish you a Happy New Year!

Hello Seyfi,
A simply superb shot of this beautiful butterfly feeding,

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2010-12-29 14:35]

Hi Seyfi,
félicitation, excellente macro colorée, nette et bien composée.


Hello Seyfi
excellent capture of a very beautiful butterfly, superb details on the wings structure, lovely 3D effect,t he colors of the butterfly but also of the BG are really great
I wish you also a Happy New Year

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  • livius Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 300 W: 0 N: 391] (1525)
  • [2010-12-29 23:43]

Hello Seyfi
veramente un caleidoscopio di sfumature sulle ali di questa piccola Lycaena virgaureae, con dettagli e colori al top. Ottima anche la messa a fuoco e la gestione della luce.
Happy New Year.

Hallo Seyfi
What a wonderful clear close-up of the pretty butterfly! The sharpness and details are really great. I love the crop and composition concentrating on the lovely details. You have once again done an excellent photographic job. Thanks for sharing. I wish you and your family a prosperous 2011. Best wishes.

Ciao Seyfi. Details and sharp are perfect. Excellente contrast with beautiful natural colours. Happy new year to you MF!


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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-12-30 5:17]

Lovely species of butterfly, lovely colors and good composition. Love the texture. tfs.

just excellent! my best wishes for the new year Seyfi!

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2010-12-31 8:39]

Hello Seyfi,
A wonderful presentation to end the old and bring out the New Year. You managed to capture exceptional sharpness, beautiful colors and perfect exposure. This would be a hard photo to try to improve, on since the quality is top notch in every aspect!!

Splendid capture Lycaena virgaureae and amazing definition of details
my best wish for a great new year to you and your family sERGIO

Magníficas tonalidades, colores y luz Seyfi.
Una buena manera de cerrar el año.
Hasta el 2011:
J. Ignasi.

harika bir güzellik. enfes bir kare. keskin detayları, alan derinliği, fonu ve renkleri; kısacası her haliyle çok güzel bir çalışma. tebrikler Seyfi bey.
yeni yılınız kutlu olsun. sevdiklerinizle birlikte sağlıklı, mutlu günlerle güzel bir yıl diliyorum.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-01-01 1:16]

Merhaba Seyfi,
such a beautiful capture in superb sharpness and wonderful colours. The dark orangy wings are really exciting when seen against the soft green background.
What a fine composition from you.


Hi Seyfi,

The flower is helping to frame the scene. The point of view is showing with precision the details and colors of Scarce Copper butterfly. The afternoon light is enhancing the colors. Happy New Year 2011.


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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2011-01-01 17:16]

Hola Seyfi.
Perfect Macro. Very clean, sharp and excellent focus. Love the BG.
Happy new year to You and all Your family my friend.

hello Seyfi

excellent close-up shot of this butterfly,
with very fine POV and framing with leaving
that good free space in front, beautiful light,
excellent focus sharpness and details, TFS

Happy New Year 2011


Hello Seyfi.
Your butterfly shot has always been amazing. Details are so good with fine markings on the wings.
Well done and kind regards - Jusni

Selamlar seyfi bey,
Mükemmle bir çalışma olmuş.
harika bir kare.

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